20 Ill. Comp. Stat. § 2215/4-1 through 4-3 – Illinois
Introduced/Considered :    Status: Enacted
The “Illinois Health Finance Reform Act,” creates a uniform system for the collection, analysis, and distribution of health care cost and utilization data “to make valid comparisons among health care providers of prices and utilization …

20 Ill. Comp. Stat. § 2215/4-4 – Illinois
Introduced/Considered :    Status: Enacted
Requires that hospitals make price information on the normal charge incurred for any procedure available to a prospective patient. Further, the Department of Public Health shall require by regulation that hospitals post the established charges …

20 Ill. Comp. Stat. § 2215/5-1 – Illinois
Introduced/Considered :    Status: Enacted
Permits any third party payer to require a utilization review for hospital admissions and continued hospital stays for payment of hospital services. The third party payer may contract to withhold payment for hospital services to …

20 Ill. Comp. Stat. § 3960 – Illinois
Introduced/Considered :    Status: Enacted
Prohibits health care providers from acquiring, replacing, or adding to their facilities and equipment, except in specified circumstances, without the prior approval of the Department of Public Health through the state’s Certificate of Need process. …

210 Ill. Comp. Stat. § 86/1 et seq. – Illinois
Introduced/Considered :    Status: Enacted
The “Hospital Report Card Act,” requires hospitals to issue periodic reports containing quality information respecting infection rates and nursing staff levels. The Department of Public Health shall compile the information acquired under the act and …

215 Ill. Comp. Stat. § 134/1 et seq. – Illinois
Introduced/Considered :    Status: Enacted
The “Managed Care Reform and Patient Rights Act,” states that, among other things, a patient has the right to a examine and receive an reasonable explanation of the total bill for health care services rendered, …

215 Ill. Comp. Stat. § 134/30, 35 – Illinois
Introduced/Considered :    Status: Enacted
Prevents a healthcare plan from contracting with providers to prohibit or discourage discussing “any health care services and health care providers, utilization review and quality assurance policies, terms and conditions of plans and plan policy …

215 Ill. Comp. Stat. § 134/90 – Illinois
Introduced/Considered :    Status: Enacted
Establishes the Office of Consumer Health Insurance within the Department of Insurance to assist consumers in understanding health insurance materials and educate enrollees about their rights within individual plans.

215 Ill. Comp. Stat. § 5/355 – Illinois
Introduced/Considered :    Status: Enacted
States that no health insurance policy may be issued for delivery in Ohio until a copy of the form and premium rates have been filed and approved by the Director of Insurance.

215 Ill. Comp. Stat. § 5/356x.25 – Illinois
Introduced/Considered :    Status: Enacted
Provides that every policy of accident and health insurance amended, delivered, issued, or renewed after the effective date of the amendatory Act that provides coverage for prescription drugs shall provide for synchronization of prescription drug …

215 Ill. Comp. Stat. § 5/370h – Illinois
Introduced/Considered :    Status: Enacted
Provides that an insurer or administrator must establish terms and conditions to be met by non-institutional providers wishing to enter into an agreement with the insurer or administrator. The insurer may not discriminate unreasonably against …

23 R.I. Gen. Laws § 23-17-19.1 – Rhode Island
Introduced/Considered :    Status: Enacted
Respecting the rights of patients vis-à-vis health care facilities licensed by the state, a patient may request the identity of all health care practitioners that the facility has authorized to participate in the patient’s treatment, …

23 R.I. Gen. Laws § 23-17-28 – Rhode Island
Introduced/Considered :    Status: Enacted
Authorizes a health care facility to enter into agreement with other facilities, third-party payers, and branches of government for the purpose of reducing, limiting, or containing health care costs and improving the efficiency with which …

23 R.I. Gen. Laws § 23-17-61 – Rhode Island
Introduced/Considered :    Status: Enacted
Requires that a hospital provide to a prospective patient, the requested cost estimate of their requested anticipated hospital services within five business days of request and the cost of any facility fee.

23 R.I. Gen. Laws § 23-17.13-3 – Rhode Island
Introduced/Considered :    Status: Enacted
Under the “Health Care Accessibility and Quality Assurance Act,” provides for the certification criteria of health plans, including: standard definitions for health insurance terms; required disclosures to enrollees, including coverage and benefit limitations; prohibitions against …

23 R.I. Gen. Laws § 23-17.22-2 – Rhode Island
Introduced/Considered :    Status: Enacted
The “Healthy Rhode Island Reform Act of 2008,” creates a healthy Rhode Island five year strategic plan to be developed by the Director of Health in consultation with the health care planning and accountability advisory …


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